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Not since the heyday of the Limelight has there been a crowd so out of their minds as there was last night at the old Limelight space. It wasn't for drugs, partying, and God knows what else, but for sneakers. Gothamist headed over for the Sneaker Pimps show at Avalon to ogle countless pairs of sneakers. Most of the sneakers there were no longer in their original form, but given a new look by artists from around the world.

The exhibit was almost heavenly for Gothamist (we have a slight sneaker obsession), but after enduring long lines, and walking around the space, we left with sore feet. Sore feet at a sneaker show, go figure.

More photos over at Tien's site, over at Cool Hunting, and check out the Freshness interview with Sneaker Pimps founder, Peter Fahey.

Photo by Tien Mao